Indian Railways is introducing a new scheme of uniformly priced Monthly Season Tickets (MSTs) at Rs. 25/- inclusive of all surcharges for a distance upto 100 km to persons working in unorganised sector with monthly income not exceeding Rs. 1500/-.
This new scheme called “Izzat” will be issued for journeys with effect from 1st August, 2009 on production of income certificate of the applicant from any one of the following:-
(i) District Magistrate. (ii) Sitting Member of Parliament of Lok Sabha for persons of their own constituency. (iii) BPL Card or any other certificate issued by Central Government under a recognized poverty alleviation programme. (iv) Union Minister may also recommend to Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) for issue of ‘Izzat’ MSTs for any persons from any where in the country. DRMs would then authorize the concerned Station Manager/Station Master to issue such MSTs. (v) Sitting Member of Parliament of Rajya Sabha may also recommend to the DRMs for issue of the ‘Izzat’ MSTs for the persons of the district in which these MPs normally reside. DRMs would then authorize the concerned Station Manager/Station Master to issue such MSTs. (vi) The DRMs would also be empowered under exceptional circumstances to issue the income certificate.